Indien - Anerobic - Single Estate - 260g
Producent: Ashok Patre
Gård: Ratnagiri Estate
Region: Western Ghats, Karnataka
Region: Loma Fria, Dipilto, Nueva Segovia
Växthöjd: 1200–1400 m ö.h.
Selection 6 SLN6 is a cross between S-274 variety and Kent, known for spectacular cup quality. SLN6 remained popular with planters in India until the 1940s due to the lower susceptibility of this particular coffee plant to rust.
CM Washed with Yakult Red cherries are harvested when ripe and brought to the mill at Ratnagiri. Coffee is floated and de-pulped with eco-pulper, and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 48 hours. In the tank coffee is flashed with carbon dioxide with Yakult yeast, that act like lactic acid. After fermentation coffee is washed and soaked for 8 hours and dried for 20 days.
Yakult is a cultivated yeast, with the bacteria strain Lactobacillus casei Shirota. During fermentation, it complements the growth of Lactobacillus Acidophilus, a producer of the enzyme Amylase. Amylase is a carbonhydrate-digesting enzyme and act like lactic acid.
“Ratnagiri” literally means “Pearl Mountains” as the dense silver oak
trees that tower over the remarkably flavorful, shade-grown coffee
gives a silvery hue to the surrounding hillsides.
Ratnagiri Estate is owned and operated by Ashok Patre. Located in an
environmentally abundant corner of the majestic South Indian Western Ghats
near Bababudangiri, where Indian coffee originated. At an average elevation of
1000-1500 masl with annual rainfall measuring between 1750-2200 mm, the
area's climate is mild, with cool winds and offers excellent conditions for coffee
cultivation with stable temperatures between 14 –32 degrees celsius. The land
is nourished by two freshwater streams which adhere to strict environmental
guidelines regulated by government quality and pollution control boards. With
a strong commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability, the
coffee from Ratnagiri estate is a fine blend of art and heart!
In addition to the farm’s excellent environmental conditions, Ratnagairi Estate
also adheres to strict quality standards. For example, each year shading at the
farm is controlled by professional workers regulating each individual tree to
achieve 50% shade coverage. In doing so, the environment for fungus is
minimized while still maintaining access to the sun for photosynthesis.
Similarly, the farm switched from concrete to tile surfaces to avoid potential
acid formation during fermentation.
At Ratnagiri, generations of the Patre family have dedicated their lives to
producing coffee since 1927, caring for a land that has rewarded their passion
and perseverance. The farm reached new heights of quality after the decision
was made to invest in modern agricultural technology in the year 2000. Since
then, Ashok has continuously pursued and invested in improvements to his
farm which has led to continued improvements in the quality of his coffee.